Sunday, July 9, 2017

so, what can you expect to see and do ?

Celebrating all things for a sustainable lifestyle, Boonah's World Environment Day Festival is jam-packed with innovative artisan stalls, informative displays and demonstrations; native wildlife and free creative workshops; loads of quality food and local organic produce, plants, a huge multi prize raffle, live entertainment and practical and fun vintage and upcycled wares. 

This is a plastic bag free event, so please BYO bags or purchase one of the many available there.

All 'disposable' crockery and cutlery used is 100% compostable, made from cornstarch, sugarcane bagasse and bamboo. Look for the organics bins for these and any food waste.

Entry is via a gold coin donation.

 
So, what can you do on the day ? 
 
  • Experience a moving traditional acknowledgement ceremony.
  • Choose from the wonderland of original designs created by eco-artists from materials normally destined for landfill - combining recycling and imagination to create practical and beautiful bespoke homewares and artwork, jewellery, bags and clothing.
  • See guitars created from hubcaps and petrol tanks, bunting made from grain bags and baling twine, mail boxes and garden ornaments from old gas bottles and garden tools, and loads more.
  • Buy from a range of environmentally friendly stalls stocking reusable products like shopping and produce bags, water bottles and keep cups.
  • Get a discount on your coffee when you use your keep cup.
  • View the Guarding the Galilee documentary.
  • Get your portrait drawn
  • Check out the Batmobile with Bat Rescue and Conservation QLD
  • Learn how to make natural skincare and cleaning products.
  • Interact with the Australian Bush Buddies native wildlife.
  • Watch Gypsy Caravan tribal dancers.
  • Hear a bush poet.
  • Watch recycled artwork being created from old shovels, cross beams and ceramic insulators.
  • Have a go with the junk orchestra.
  • See plastic waste weaving.
  • Tie dye a tshirt.
  • Join the African drumming circle.
  • See the thousand flower community made Flowers of the Fassifern tree jumper.
  • Choose a spoon ring, and watch it being made.
  • Watch spinners and weavers.
  • Learn about the Days for Girls project.
  • Learn from the Scenic Rim Wildlife group
  • Watch the famous Vomitor in action - it's the pinnacle of upcycled art.
  • Contribute to the nature based community poem.
  • Learn about composting, worm farming, wicking beds, aquaponics and permaculture.
  • See a koala up close.
  • Learn about native and introduced fish from the Fresh Water Fishing and Stocking Association
  • Hang out in the tepee
  • Buy some plants and some alpaca poo for your garden.
  • Get lucky in the multi prize raffle.
  • Relax in the community cafe with delicious food while listening to local original musicians.
  • Stock up on fresh local produce.
  • See lots of alternatives to plastic - it can be done.

 

You can see the list of fabulous prizes in the multi draw raffle here, and full details of the festival program here.
 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

festival program


Main Stage
  9.45     Traditional Acknowledgment Ceremony with Douglas James
10.00     Official Opening with Dr June Perkins
10.30     Fassifern Gymnastics Club Acro Display
11.00     Kylie and Kym
11.45     Fleur Wade
12.15     Ian Gasking Bush Poet
12.45     Raffle Draw One
  1.00     Rob and Jo
  1.45     Raffle Draw Two
  2.00     African Drumming with Elliot Orr from Talkin' the Drum
  2.30     Gypsy Caravan Tribal Tigers
  3.00     African Drumming with Elliot Orr from Talkin' the Drum


Workshops
Junk Orchestra       10.30 - 12.00    
Native Wildlife        11.00 - 12.00
Magic Tie Dye          12.00 -  2.00     
African Drumming     2.00 - 2.30  and 3.00 - 3.30
Community Poetry    9.00 - 3.00


Documentary Screening
Guarding the Galilee     11.30, 12.30 and 1.30     IT Room


Demonstrations
Live Art Treasure from Trash
Spinning and Weaving
Natural Cleaning and Skincare Products
Spoon Ring Making
Plastic Waste Weaving



You can see the list of prizes in the multi draw raffle here, and details here of what to expect to see and do on the day.







Wednesday, July 5, 2017

world environment day festival multi prize raffle





 

with sincere thanks to our marvellous festival supporters, here is the list of the wonderful prizes in this year's multi prize raffle to be drawn at the event.

with over $1,500 in prize value, tickets are $2 or three for $5


Mt Barney Lodge Homestead Haven Midweek Stay

Terina Smith Sculpture (hand made on the day)

  Fassifern Gymnastics Club Term Pass

  Maynard’s Store $100 Gift Voucher for Bamboo Products

Gleneden Family Farm Working Bullock Team Family Pass

  Jim Ryan’s Unique Recycled Mail Box 

Colchameleon Designs Plasma Cut Shovel

One Hour Massage from Marina's Massage

BOSS Local Produce Hamper
 
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard Gift Pack  

Tie Dye Magic Handmade Fair Trade Felted Bag

Scenic Rim Lavender Gift Pack

 Stuart Olver ‘The Scenic Rim’ Book

Lorenzo Noosa Artisan’s Whale Tail Bangle

 Cambodia Bags Upcycled Bag
  
 The Shed Gift Basket

Knitting Nannas against Gas Upcycled Feedbag Nanna Bag

Ferrol Critter Creation

 
Pinkle and Co Prize
 
Bee J Natural Beeswax Products Gift Pack

Our Goat Soap Gift Basket

Magic Fish Dreaming Book and Bag

Janine Gibson Upcycled Original Tea Bag Art
 
Scenic Rim Soul Food Lunch Pack

Far Outdoors LUCI Solar Light

          Scenic Rim eXpresso Giftpack

 The Clean Living Clinic DIY Chemical Free Deodorant Kit
 
Scenic Rim Aqua Fitness Centre Entry Passes

David Bland Picture Framing $50 Gift Voucher

      David Bland Clock Repairs $50 Gift Voucher 

Scenic Rim Wildlife Australian Wildlife booklet

 BOSS Calico Bag

Fresh Water Fishing and Stocking Association of QLD Fishing Lures

Anna's Mobile Coffee 2 x Extra Large Hot or Cold Drinks

5 x doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oils
(to be drawn separately throughout the day)
 
 
you can read about all the fun things to see and do here,  and full details of the festival program here.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

world environment day festival participants

celebrating all things sustainable, this year's festival will again showcase fabulous free creative workshops, informative displays and demonstrations, innovative artisan stalls, and great food and local live entertainment.

this is a plastic bag free event.



you can also head over to facebook to keep up with what's happening at the event.

here's what we know so far about the day:

free creative workshops
junk orchestra
African drumming with Elliot Orr talkin' the drum
native wildlife with the Australian bush buddies
tie dye magic
community poetry with june perkins


Film Screening
guarding the galilee 11.30, 12.30 and 1.30


displays and demonstrations
Colchameleon design
Terina Smith Recycling Artist
Days for Girls
the clean living clinic
ready steady thermixing

spinning and weaving

plastic waste weaving

food stalls
pots of produce
scenic rim soulfood
scenic rim eXpresso
cuppalicious coffee
anna's mobile coffee
BOSS cake stall
BOSS slow food stall

artisan stalls
Cambodia recycled bags
scenic rim lavender
the shed 
kooroomba gully
Lorenzo spoon artisan
ferrol critter creations
empress tea
JASZ flowers
jim's unique letterboxes
eagle originals
pinkle and co
stuart olver's "the scenic rim"
doTERRA

eco stalls
far outdoors
tanks-a-lot-mate
the clean living clinic
ready steady thermixing
scenic rim trail
scenic rim regional council
magic fish dreaming


produce stalls
pamela's kitchen
greenlee farm
BOSS plant stall
gleneden family farm

community groups
Boonah scout group with their tepee
knitting nanna's against gas
keep the scenic rim scenic mini galilee basin
bat conservation and rescue QLD
Ipswich koala protection society
scenic rim wildlife

main stage entertainment

douglas james aboriginal culture traditional acknowledgment
fassifern gymnastics club acrobatic performance
kylie castle and kym carson
fleur wade
rob and jo

drumming with Elliot Orr talkin' the drum
Gypsy Caravan Tribal Tigers Dance







Monday, March 20, 2017

our community tree jumper project

we're making a tree jumper and everyone is welcome to participate.

our creative subcommittee, the Thursday night creatives, together with lots of helpers are currently making hundreds of flowers crafted from tshirts

making the flowers is a simple process, and just involves a gathering thread, and a few extra stitches to form the rose. no great sewing ability is required.

we aim to have all the flowers made by May when we’ll start sewing them onto fabric in readiness to make it into the tree jumper.

everyone is welcome to join the Thursday Night Creative Group to learn the process.

there's sessions at the Boonah Library on Tuesday March 21 between 10am and 12 noon, and new ones scheduled for April 18, and May 2 and 16, as well as at The Shed on Snunday April 16. We’ll have kits of tshirt pieces, needle and thread ready to go.

the project needs many adult sized tshirts and we’d be most grateful for any donations.

the community tree jumper will adorn a tree or two at this year’s World Environment Day Festival scheduled for July 15, before going to the Jumpers and Jazz Festival. 


if you'd like to get involved by making flowers or donating tshirts, just send us an email or phone Janine on 0458 108 100 or Julie on 0435 992 798.


The Thursday Night Creative group has been meeting since before June 2016, sewing bunting, screen printing tshirts and painting signs for last year’s World Environment Day Festival which was sadly cancelled due to the forecast horrendous weather.

The group meets at the pavilion in the Boonah Showgrounds at the bottom of Oliver Street every Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm.



Monday, January 9, 2017

check out the recycling register


our online recycling register has been updated with loads of new opportunities to recycle weird and wonderful things that would normally go to landfill.

check it out online, and remember if you do know of any new initiatives that belong on the register, we would love to hear from you.